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Ms. Layne-Roy from Muskegon MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Autism Sensory Tools

Help me give my students an amazing sensory experience to share with their peers!

  • $1,732 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are intelligent, thoughtful, and kind! They come to school each day ready to try new things and take brave chances in order to grow academically and socially. However, this is a challenge for them because each of my students also has autism spectrum disorder.

Because of this, some of their best qualities are sometimes hidden due to lack of ability to express themselves appropriately.

Each of the students in my self-contained classroom has struggled in general education in the past, and is anxious about attending gen. ed. classes. They are also uncomfortable learning to navigate the complex social structure that is middle-school in order to meet others and begin forming friendships with their neurotypical peers.

Our school is located in West Michigan and all students that attend receive free breakfast and lunch. The students in my classroom come from all over the county to attend this brand new program aimed at providing them the opportunity to interact with and attend classes with their typical peers.

My Project

Students with autism have different sensory needs than neurotypical students. These students require softer lights, more movement, and more frequent breaks to be able to focus on their schoolwork. They need games and activities to use with peers to learn and practice social skills, as well as sensory equipment to help them learn to self-regulate.

These materials will make a huge difference in the lives of these students by outfitting their sensory room.

Utilizing these items will allow students to burn off extra energy, get their sensory needs met, and learn and practice valuable social skills with their typical peers.

Ms. Layne-Roy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Fluorescent Light Filters (Tranquil Blue), Set of 4 • Amazon Business $28.09 10 $280.90
Yes4All Balance Pods Hedgehog with Hand Pump – Sensory Stepping Stone for Children, Kids – Hedgehog Balance Pods/Balancing Pods (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $24.49 10 $244.90
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 20" H, Blue, LNT-3046-20BL • Amazon Business $66.89 2 $133.78
Big Joe Flip Lounger, Spicy Lime • Amazon Business $55.28 2 $110.56
Learniture Active Learning Chair/ Stool, 18" H, Black, LNT-3046-18BK • Amazon Business $47.00 2 $94.00
Champion Sports Standard Scooter Board with Handles - Set of 6, Multi-Colored • Amazon Business $69.03 1 $69.03
Big Joe Roma Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $59.88 1 $59.88
Marcy Trampoline Cardio Trainer with Handle ASG-40 • Amazon Business $55.54 1 $55.54
ProsourceFit Puzzle Exercise Mat, EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Protective Flooring for Gym Equipment and Cushion for Workouts, Blue • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anti Burst Professional Quality Design (Orange, 65CM) • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
GoSports Strong Skin Foam Playground Dodgeballs - 6 Pack for Kids (6 in) & Adults (7 in) - w/Mesh Carry Bag • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anti Burst Professional Quality Design (Purple, 55CM) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Big Joe 645613 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Flaming Red • Amazon Business $37.41 1 $37.41
G4Free Portable Collapsible Cornhole Game Set with 8 Bean Bags Carrying Case Toss Game Size 3ft x 2ft for Camping Travel Outdoor • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anti Burst Professional Quality Design (Silver, 85CM) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (75 cm) for Stability & Yoga - Workout Guide Incuded - Professional Quality (Blue) • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Prextex 3 in 1 Carnival Outdoor Games Combo Set Cornhole Bean Bags Ring Toss Game and Birthday Party Outdoor Games Supplies Plastic Cone Set 26 Piece Set • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
URBNFit Exercise Ball (Multiple Sizes) for Fitness, Stability, Balance & Yoga - Workout Guide & Quick Pump Included - Anit Burst Professional Quality Design (Pink, 45CM) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
OLIVIA & AIDEN Ring Toss Game for Kids and Adults | Indoor - Outdoor Hook Board Ring Toss | Home, Office, Bar, Backyard or Poolside Game | 4 Color Ring Set for 4 Player Game | Carry Bag • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Impresa Products 5-Pack of Stretchy String Fidget / Sensory Toys (BPA/Phthalate/Latex-Free) - Stretches from 10 Inches to 8 Feet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Coghlan's Airstop Sealant, 0.27-Ounce/ 8 ml • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50

Materials cost

$1,420.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$21.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,471.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$259.71

Total project goal

$1,731.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,731.38

22 Donors

-$1,048.73

Donations toward project cost

-$906.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$142.31

match offer

-$665.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$565.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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